Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This guy isn't really Chevy Chase, and you're not.
Here's a picture of a Chevy Chase impersonator taken at a recent convention of similar sad people who make their living pretending to be famous people at corporate gatherings, gas station openings, bar mitzvahs, what have you.
What I like about this guy is that he left nothing to chance communicating the whole "Chevy Chase thing," regardless of what era of Chase you are familiar with. Early on in the process he donned the Lakers jersey from "Fletch" and thought, "Hmmm- this is pretty solid, but older Chase fans might not get this." So he cleverly affixed a "President Ford" pin to his lapel, and presto! - those who chuckled at Chevy's antics on "Saturday Night Live" in the 70's were magically pacified. I can't pinpoint the exact year in which the real Chase stuck a pencil in his ear, but really - does a humorous move such as this ever grow stale? I think not.